Category Archive: ACT

Feb 26

ACT Announces New Summer Test Date

“Starting in 2018, ACT will begin offering students the opportunity to take the ACT in the summer.  The first summer test date will take place in July, 2018 increasing the number of national ACT test dates from six to seven.”  Read press release by clicking here.

Dec 10

College Board To Offer More Accommodations For Students With Disabilities, ELLs

“The College Board announced on Thursday that it would make it easier for students with disabilities to request test accommodations… The College Board and its competitor, ACT Inc., have increasingly faced criticism—and questions from the U.S. Department of Justice—for testing practices that put students with disabilities at a disadvantage compared to students without disabilities. Now, …

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Oct 04

Removing Unwanted ACT Scores

“Many students are surprised to learn that they have the right to remove permanently unwanted ACT scores from their transcripts. From the ACT’s perspective, students own their scores, and may send the scores or delete them as they please, as long as those tests were not used to document participation in State and District Testing. …

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Sep 25

Test Optional: Easy In Or Alternative Path?

“Colleges are putting less emphasis on standardized test scores, but that doesn’t mean the same thing for every college…. High school performance also becomes more important in the decision process for students who don’t submit test scores—with a brighter spotlight on GPA. For a few Test Optional colleges, like George Mason University, only students with …

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Sep 10

Subject Tests Lose Favor for Colleges

Should you take the SAT II (Subject Tests) or not? “Several top New England colleges have joined a growing number of schools nationally that no longer require applicants to submit scores from SAT subject tests, saying the specialized exams lend little insight into students’ readiness and can work against low-income and minority students…. Although the …

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Feb 28

SAT Brings Anxiety And Confusion

“If you haven’t heard, the SAT, a test that drives fear into the hearts of many high school students across the country, is getting more than a facelift. It’s undergoing the biggest changes in 10 years, perhaps the most dramatic overhaul ever of one of the main exams used by colleges and universities in determining …

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Jan 17

Can You Trust Your PSAT Score?

Jed Applerouth of Applerouth Tutoring writes a very thoughtful analysis of your 2015 PSAT score. Interestingly, he writes, “…but the College Board has very little incentive to ‘fix’ any inflated percentiles. If students feel like they are doing better on this test than on the ACT, they may elect to take the New SAT in …

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Oct 20

2016 SATs Will Put Stronger Emphasis on Graphic Literacy

The New Design of the SAT in more than a decade! “Along with other updates, test takers of the March 2016 exam will encounter graphics not only in the math section as in past years but also in the reading and writing and language portions. Students will be asked to interpret information presented in tables, …

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Sep 07

Why Are Colleges Really Going Test-Optional?

This is a very interesting article about the ever increasing number of colleges going test-optional. So why are they doing this? “The question is: Beyond the admirable goal of wanting to reach more traditionally underrepresented students, why else would schools go test-optional? ‘No. 1,’ says Burd, getting more applications ‘allows schools to then reject more …

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Jul 06

How the FAFSA and ACT Can Hurt Your Application (And Not for the Reasons You Think)

“Everyone knows that college admissions decisions are determined by how much schools want certain candidates. Here’s a lesser-known fact: Decisions are also determined by how much you want certain schools. Colleges and universities are always looking for more information to evaluate their applicants. They want to determine whether you’ll flourish, both academically and socially, in …

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